Patrick, I just wanted to say thank you for covering this on the site. This is clearly something important happening in the industry at the moment, and I really am excited that Giant Bomb is bringing attention to it. While there are apparently in the community who are not as appreciative, I hope you continue with stories in this trend. There are people reading who definitely want to see more.
Also, I couldn't agree more with how stupid the "it's just [blank]" argument. It's just being willfully ignorant of the importance of media in our culture.